Wednesday 2 August 2017

14:00 – 16:30   Pre-Conference Discovery Workshop:
SMART Airports – Where Innovation and Opportunity Connect

Facilitated by Chris LeTourneur

President & CEO

MXD Development Strategists

Be part of an interactive “Pre-Conference Discovery Workshop” alongside industry professionals to explore and define how airports are leveraging their connectivity to become innovation hubs and microcosms for today’s smartest initiatives including:

  • Autonomous Vehicles and Robotics.
  • Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Specialized Materials and Advanced Additive Manufacturing.
  • Future Aerospace and Mobility.
  • Perishables, Food and Agribusiness.
  • Bio-Life Sciences and Healthcare.

Professionals will provide a “Primer” on these trends, followed by interactive “Round Table Discussions” where Workshop Participants will engage with one-another to explore how these trends are being embraced by their airports and regions.

Results and ideas from the Round Table Discussions will be summarized and circulated to Workshop Participants. As well, these results will form contributing material for a forthcoming article published in “Airport World Magazine”.

AIRPORT TOURS – CHARLOTTE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

TOUR ONE: BEHIND THE SCENES

Guided by CLT Staff, take a behind the scenes tour of the terminal building including public and secure areas. Specific locations to be visited include the terminal atrium, baggage handling systems and operations command center. A unique opportunity to learn more about one of the world’s busiest airports.

TOUR TWO: AIRPORT AREA

Guided by CLT Staff, take a tour of the developing area around the Airport including Landside operations and aeronautically compatible commercial development locations. American Airlines hub operations and Norfolk Southern Railways Intermodal facility will be highlighted along with cargo, general, and military aviation operations.

ALL TOURS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED.

Thursday 3 August - Location Main Conference Hall

REFRESHMENTS ON ARRIVAL IN THE EXHIBITION

SESSION 1: CONFERENCE WELCOMES AND OPENING STATEMENTS

Conference Chairman address:
Chris LeTourner, President & CEO, MXD Development Strategists

Brent Cagle, Aviation Director/Chief Executive Officer, Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Key Note Presentation:
“Cities-as-a-Service” – How the rise of connected mobility, shared workspaces and real-world social networks are transforming airport regions.
Greg Lindsay, Senior Fellow of the New Cities Foundation         



Chris LeTourner, President & CEO, MXD Development StrategistsBrent Cagle, Aviation Director, Charlotte Douglas International AirportGreg Lindsay, Senior Fellow of the New Cities Foundation

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK IN THE EXHIBITION

SESSION 2: SMART 360 DEBATE – STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS IN AVIATION FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The SMART 360 panel will bring together industry leaders for a dynamic fast paced debate.

Panel members will explore and discuss the positive impact that aviation has on economic development, job creation, tourism and trade.

Session Guidelines and Considerations:

  • SMART Cities and NEXT Airports
  • Airport/ Airline – dynamic partnerships
  • The Road Map for Growth
  • Airport Region Employment – (direct/indirect/induced/tourism/ancillary)
  • Catalysts for International Trade & Business

INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderator: Nick Valencia, Correspondent, CNN       
Brent Cagle, Aviation Director/Chief Executive Officer, Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Roosevelt Council, Airport General Manager, Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Huntley Lawrence
, Director of Aviation, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Lance Lyttle, Managing Director, Aviation – Port of Seattle
Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation, Port of Oakland, Oakland International Airport
Thomas ‘Chris’ Curry, Director of Aviation, Tallahassee International Airport





Moderator: Nick Valencia, Correspondent, CNNBrent Cagle, Aviation Director, Charlotte Douglas International AirportRoosevelt Council, Airport General Manager, Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International AirportHuntley Lawrence, Director of Aviation, Port Authority of New York & New JerseyLance Lyttle, Managing Director, Aviation – Port of SeattleBryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation, Port of Oakland, Oakland International Airport
Thomas ‘Chris’ Curry, Director of Aviation, Tallahassee International Airport

NETWORKING LUNCH IN THE EXHIBITION

SESSION 3: PREPARING FOR 2030 AND BEYOND- NEXT AIRPORTS/ CITIES/ REGIONS

As Airports and SMART cities grow, the way we build and manage urban and transportation infrastructure has never been more critical to global economic and social development.

How will we live next, how will we travel next and what is the landscape for future generational expectations? How are Next Airports and Cities incubators for innovation

Session Guidelines and Considerations:

  • The vision for 21st century mobility
  • Planning resilience for Smart Airports, Cities & Regions as population densities increase 
  • IOT and SMART city Initiatives-: platforms for innovation
  • Transforming  Transportation- Safe and Eco-Friendly Intermodal Transportation
  • Citizen Engagement and Serving the Community
  • Embracing Future Trends, Creative Destruction and Disruptive/ innovations/ Technologies.
  • The importance of public private partnership  and innovative funding models

Moderator: Rawley J. Vaughan, Director, RICONDO & ASSOCIATES
Shelley Lamar
, Executive Director, Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance
Rhonda K Hamm-Niebruegge, Airport Director, St. Louis Lambert International Airport
David Stewart, Head of Airport Development, IATA
Max Coppin, Partner Development, Google
Mari Peltomkai, Chief Executive Officer, Connectivity Expert, Art Palace
Deepak Aatresh, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Aditazz


Rawley Vaughan, Director, RICONDO & ASSOCIATESShelley Lamar, Executive Director, Atlanta Aerotropolis AllianceRhonda K Hamm-Niebruegge, Airport Director, St. Louis Lambert International AirportDavid Stewart, Head of Airport Development, IATAMax Coppin, Partner Development, GoogleMari Peltomkai, CEO, Connectivity Expert, Art Palace
Deepak Aatresh, Founder & CEO, Aditazz

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK IN THE EXHIBITION

SESSION 4: REGIONAL COOPERATION STRATEGIES IN PLANNING, LAND USE AND GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Session Guidelines and Considerations:

  • Governance structures and regional cooperation
  • Compliance and regulatory frameworks
  • Shared goals and navigating multi jurisdictional interests
  • Funding models and investment for airport and
    regional development
  • Market forces and global drivers of economic development

Moderator: Chris LeTourner, President & Chief Executive Officer, MXD Development Strategists
Candace McGraw, Chief Executive Officer, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Monica Lombraña, Director of Aviation, El Paso International Airport

Mayor Greg Krischke, City of Leduc/ Myron Keehn, Vice President, Commercial Development, Edmonton International Airport
Mike Hill, Chief Financial Officer, Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Steven Brian, Aviation Program Manager, Georgia Department of Transportation
John Wildman, AVP of Business Development & System Integration, MAG USA





Chris LeTourner, President & CEO, MXD Development StrategistsCandace McGraw, CEO, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International AirportMonica Lombraña, Director of Aviation, El Paso International AirportMayor Greg Krischke, City of Leduc/ Myron Keehn, Vice President, Commercial Development, Edmonton International AirportMike Hill, Chief Financial Officer, Charlotte Douglas International AirportSteven Brian, Aviation Program Manager, Georgia Department of Transportation

John Wildman, AVP of Business Development & System Integration, MAG USA

END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE

Conference Chairman Day One round up and close: Chris LeTourner, President & Chief Executive Officer, MXD Development Strategists

GALA DINNER

"THE AIRPORT LAB" - NEXT AIRPORTS
Friday 4 August 2017

Smart Airports serve as test beds for smart cities on how to exploit the potential of ambient intelligence and ubiquitous computing capabilities.
Digitalization and communication infrastructure is combined with embedded systems, sensors, actuators, and interactive media embedded into the physical environment. Smart airports adapt features of smart urban environments and realize them in an airport context.

SESSION 1: CIO PANEL ROUNDTABLE DEBATE

Moderator: Dom Nessi, Airport Technology Consultant, Aerotech Partners (Former CIO, Los Angeles World Airports)
Jerry Schwinghammer, Technology Director, Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Maurice Jenkins, Director Information Systems and Telecommunications at Miami Dade County, Aviation Department
David Bourgon, Airport Information Systems, McCarran International Airport
Mike Youngs, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Aviation Technology, Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport
Marc Beningson, Practice Lead – Transportation, Communications Security and Control Systems, Infrastructure and Tunnel Systems TEC, WSP USA





Moderator: Dom Nessi, Airport Technology Consultant, Aerotech Partners (Former CIO, Los Angeles World Airports)Jerry Schwinghammer, Assistant Aviation Director-Technology, Charlotte Douglas International AirportMaurice Jenkins, Director Information Systems and Telecommunications at Miami Dade County, Aviation DepartmentDavid Bourgon, Airport Information Systems, McCarran International AirportMike Youngs, Deputy Chief Information Officer, City of Phoenix, Aviation Department

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

SESSION 2: SMART CONNECTED AIRPORTS

What are the key infrastructure demands and system flexibility behind airport operational efficiency and the passenger experience? What are the key technologies and services needed, what are the priorities versus investment?

Moderator: Dom Nessi, ​Airport Technology Consultant, Aerotech Partners (Former CIO, Los Angeles World Airports)
Jesus Saenz, Chief Operating Officer, Houston Airport System
Dewayne Washington, CIO of The Business of Intelligence and president of DFW MSTR user group
Alexander Pfurr, President & Chief Executive Officer, thyssenkrupp Airport Systems Inc.

Manik Arora, President & Chief Executive Officer, Arora Engineers, Inc
Forrest Swonsen, Associate Vice President, TransCore, Inc.





Moderator: Dom Nessi, Airport Technology Consultant, Aerotech Partners (Former CIO, Los Angeles World Airports)Jesus Saenz, Chief Operating Officer, Houston Airport SystemDewayne Washington, 2016 AACTION President, Information Technology Services, Dallas/ Fort Worth International AirportAlexander Pfurr, President & CEO, thyssenkrupp Airport SystemsManik Arora, President & CEO, Arora Engineers, IncForrest Swonsen, Associate Vice President, TransCore, Inc.

NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 3: DELIVERING A UNIQUE CUSTOMER CENTRIC EXPERIENCE

Moderator: Sevda Fevsi, Manager, ASQ, ACI World
Karen W. Ellis, Chief Customer Experience Officer, San Antonio International Airport
Wendi Orlando, Customer Service Senior Manager, Terminal Operations at Kenton County Airport Board
Tracy Davis, Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Infax, Inc.
Bakari Brock, Senior Director, Business Operations, Lyft






Moderator: Sev Fevsi, Manager, ASQ, ACI WorldKaren W. Ellis, Chief Customer Experience Officer, San Antonio International AirportWendi Orlando, Customer Service Senior Manager, Terminal Operations at Kenton County Airport BoardTracy Davis, Director, Business Development, Infax, Inc.Bakari Brock, Senior Director, Business Operations, Lyft

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

SESSION 4: – “THE AIRPORT LAB” – PANEL DEBATE

The industry’s best, brightest and most influential minds debate and imagine the concepts future of the Sentient, intelligent and intuitive Airport. The airport of the future will be sentient, fluid and intelligent, knowing who you are, how you move through the facility, your interactions with touch points both pre and during travel.

Moderator: Dom Nessi, Airport Technology Consultant, Aerotech Partners (Former CIO, Los Angeles World Airports)
John Vinelli, Manager IT, Orlando International Airport
Marcus Session, Vice President – Information Technology, Tampa International Airport
John Payne, CEO, Pueblo Technology Group, Inc.
Enrique M. Melendez, Vice President, Business Development – Airports, Leidos






Moderator: Dom Nessi, Airport Technology Consultant, Aerotech Partners (Former CIO, Los Angeles World Airports)John Vinelli, Manager IT, Orlando International AirportMarcus Session, VP – Information Technology, Tampa International AirportJohn Payne, CEO, Pueblo Technology Group, Inc.Enrique M. Melendez, Vice-President, Business Development – Airports, Leidos

FAREWELL RECEPTION AND CONFERENCE CLOSE

SMART COMMERCIAL STRATEGIES
Friday 4 August 2017

Non-Aeronautical revenue streams have become a vital component of an airport’s total revenue generation and economic mix.
As Airports realize their economic power, what are the SMART Non aeronautical revenue strategies and trends?

SESSION 1: SMART AIRPORT CENTRIC DEVELOPMENT – LAND USE, REAL ESTATE & COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT

ModeratorMark Arend, Editor in Chief, Site Selection Magazine
Stuart Hair, Economics Affairs Manager, Charlotte- Douglas International Airport
Darryl Jones, Chief Real Estate Officer, Denver International Airport
Gregory C. Owens, Assistant Director of Business Retention and Development, Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD)
John Terrell, Vice President Commercial Development, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Chris LeTourner, President & Chief Executive Officer, MXD Development Strategists
Joel Long, Chairman, Greater Gaston Development Corporation






Moderator: Mark Arend, Editor in Chief, Site Selection MagazineStuart Hair, Economics Affairs Manager, Charlotte- Douglas International AirportDarryl Jones, Chief Real Estate Officer, Denver International AirportGregory C. Owens, Assistant Director of Business Retention and Development, Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD)John Terrell, Vice President Commercial Development, Dallas/Fort Worth International AirportChris LeTourner, President & CEO, MXD Development Strategists

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

SESSION 2: LAND USE, REAL ESTATE & COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT – INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Moderator: Mark Arend, Editor in Chief, Site Selection Magazine
Sanjay Khanna, Chief Commercial Officer, Mumbai International Airport
Elisabeth Le Masson, Delegate for Sustainable Development, Aéroports de Paris. Member of the Board of Directors, Hubstart Paris Region® Alliance
Daniel Burkard, Director Non-Aviation Development, Adviser for External & Internat. Relations, Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME)
Pieter van der Horst, Managing Director of AIREA, Airportcity Development and Consultancy
Bruno Basetto, Commercial External Areas Manager, Infraero (Brazil)
Mitch Weber, Principal/Owner, HEFFNER & WEBER COMPANIES- BWI Aerotropolis







Moderator: Mark Arend, Editor in Chief, Site Selection MagazineSanjay Khanna, Chief Commercial Officer, Mumbai International AirportElisabeth Le Masson, Delegate for Sustainable Development, Aéroports de Paris. Member of the Board of Directors, Hubstart Paris Region® AllianceDaniel Burkard, Director Non-Aviation Development, Adviser for External & Internat. Relations, Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME)Pieter van der Horst, Airport City & Real Estate Developer, Amsterdam Airport SchipholBruno Basetto, Commercial External Areas Manager, Infraero (Brazil)

Mitch Weber, Principal/Owner, HEFFNER & WEBER COMPANIES- BWI Aerotropolis

NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 3: NON-AERONAUTICAL REVENUE DEVELOPMENT

ModeratorCarol Ward, Editor, Airport Revenue News
Haley Gentry, Deputy Aviation Director/Chief Business and Innovation Officer, Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Thomas “Chris” Curry, Director of Aviation, Tallahassee International Airport
Michael Lee, Chief Commercial Officer, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority
Zenola Campbell, Vice President, DFW Airport

Ingrid Hairston, Director, Business Development, ‎Raleigh-Durham International Airport








Moderator: Carol Ward, Editor, Airport Revenue NewsHaley Gentry, Assistant Aviation Director, Business and Revenue, Charlotte Douglas International AirportThomas “Chris” Curry, Director of Aviation, Tallahassee International AirportMichael Lee, Chief Commercial Officer, Metropolitan Nashville Airport AuthorityZenola Campbell, Vice President, DFW AirportIngrid Hairston, Director, Business Development, ‎Raleigh-Durham International Airport

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

SESSION 4: “THE AIRPORT LAB” – PANEL DEBATE – NON AERONAUTICAL REVENUE AND COMMERCIAL INNOVATION

ModeratorCarol Ward, Editor, Airport Revenue News
George Fewster, Paradies Lagardère
Ed Jankowski, Chief Executive Officer, ExpresSpa
Nancy Knipp, Sr. Vice President, Airport Lounge Development
Jon Abeln, Vice President Airport Development, Clear Channel Airports







Moderator: Carol Ward, Editor, Airport Revenue NewsYasmi Govin, Director, Business & Properties Management Division, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
George Fewster, Paradies LagardèreEd Jankowski, CEO, ExpresSpaNancy Knipp, Sr. Vice President Airport Lounge DevelopmentJon Abeln, Vice President Airport Development, Clear Channel Airports

FAREWELL RECEPTION AND CONFERENCE CLOSE

NEXT AIRPORTS - DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
Friday 4 August 2017

Airports are icons of air travel, centers of design, innovation and functionality. What are the future trends, challenges and objectives for air transportation facilities?
How will airports respond to capacity issues, passenger expectation, new aircraft, and proliferation of technology and future demand?

REFRESHMENTS ON ARRIVAL IN THE EXHIBITION

SESSION 1: REDEFINING THE INFRASTRUCTURE MASTERPLAN

Moderator: David Stewart, Head of Airport Development, IATA
Balram Bheodari, Deputy General Manager, Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Shannetta Griffin , Chief Development Officer, Columbus Regional Airport Authority

Gregg Wollard, Manager, Department of Planning.Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
William C. Lebegern, Associate Vice President, Aviation Project Director, HNTB Corporation





Balram Bheodari, Deputy Aviation Manager, Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International AirportShannetta Griffin, Senior Director of Planning and Development, Indianapolis Airport AuthorityGregg Wollard, Manager, Department of Planning. Metropolitan Washington Airports AuthorityWilliam C. Lebegern, Associate Vice President, Aviation Project Director, HNTB Corporation

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

SESSION 2: DESIGN INTELLIGENCE – SMART AIRPORT DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

Moderator: Filipe Pereira dos Reis, Regional Director, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security, The Americas, IATA
Jack Christine, Deputy Aviation Director/Chief Operating Officer, Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Phil Burke, ‎Director of MSP Operations, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), Metropolitan Airports Commission, and Eric Peterson, President, Alliance
Ted Anasis, Manager, Airport Planning San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Stanis Smith, Executive Vice President, Stantec








Jack Christine, COO, Charlotte Douglas International AirpotPhil Burke, ‎Director of MSP Operations at Metropolitan Airports Commission – ‎Metropolitan Airports CommissionTed Anasis, Manager, Airport Planning Sand Diego County Regional Airport AuthorityEric Peterson, President, AllianceStanis Smith, Executive Vice President, Stantec

NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 3: SMART ECO FRIENDLYAND SUSTAINABLE AIRPORTS

Moderator: Filipe Pereira dos Reis, Regional Director, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security, The Americas, IATA
Todd Ernst, Director, Aviation Infrastructure, Energy & Environment, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Daniel Boivin, Chair of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC)
Kris Russell, Environmental Program Manager, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Udo Braderson, Environmental Manager, Hamburg International Airport*
Jerry Johnson, President/Chief Executive Officer, Energy Management Collaborative






Todd Ernst, Director, Aviation Infrastructure, Energy & Environment, Greater Toronto Airports AuthorityDaniel Boivin, Chair of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC)Kris Russell, Environmental Program Manager, Dallas Fort Worth International AirportUdo Braderson, Environmental Manager, Hamburg International Airport*Jerry Johnson, President/CEO, Energy Management Collaborative

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

SESSION 4: “THE AIRPORT LAB” – AIRPORT DESIGN PANEL DEBATE

Moderator: David Stewart, Head of Airport Development, IATA
David N. Edwards
, President/Chief Executive Officer, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
Shane Harbinson, Assistant Director, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
James Hay, Director of Development, Memphis International Airport
Chris Blasie, Manager of Passenger Services, Airlines for America




David N. Edwards, President/CEO, Greenville-Spartanburg International AirportShane Harbinson, Assistant Director, Austin-Bergstrom International AirportJames Hay, Director of Development, Memphis International Airport

FAREWELL RECEPTION AND CONFERENCE CLOSE

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